Hopefully, Patti has made it easy for me … find something red – I have loads of red in my every day, but have I captured any of the reds???
Yes, I have … loads!!! Here is some of them.
“I like my wine how I like my shoes. Red.”
I have said for so long I can remember that every woman should have a pair of red high heels in her wardrobe – I bought mine about 15 years ago (LK Bennett) … and they still are in fashion. I call them my taxi-shoes because I have never walk properly in them. I have worn them a couple of sit down dinners and danced ones in them, but with another pair to change into for going home. I love them and but with the neuropathy damage I have in my feet, I will never be able to dance in them again .. or maybe even wear them. They are one of the biggest my guilty pleasures.
“I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.”
Some of the 4000 red seating at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which is the premier outdoor Amphitheatres in Chicago. Located centrally in Millennium Park in the Loop. The Pavilion itself offers an incredibly unique design, brought together by architect Frank Gehry. The Amphitheatre has a capacity of 11,000, offering a great atmosphere when seeing live shows!
Jay Pritzker was a prominent Chicago businessman, that died in 1999; his family own several businesses, including Hyatt Hotels. The Pritzker family had donated $15 million to fund Gehry’s “creation” and an additional nine donors committed a total of $10 million. In the summer the city holds nearly every day free events at the pavilion, like zumba classes and on Saturdays, The Grant Park Symphony Orchestra plays for free in the evening, just spectacular – July 2012
“Don’t let a man put anything over on you except an umbrella.”
The red umbrella is very symbolic of Japanese weddings. The colour red in Japan means life and wards off evils and the umbrella itself keeps the bride dry if it happens to be raining. It’s quite large and usually carried by a man who follows the bride in a wedding procession. This image I captured in Yoyogi Park at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo – April 2015.
“If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.”
Chocolate dipped fresh strawberries … say no more. The ultimate guilty pleasure???!!! And dipped in Godiva chocolate too!!!! This was a birthday treat to me while visiting Bruges, the little medieval romantic city in Belgium that is filled with tourists, chocolate and mussels – September 2017
“Denmark is like a big family of people”
The oldest continuously used national flag in the world is that of Denmark. The current design of a white Scandinavian cross on a red background was adopted in 1625 and its square shape in 1748. In Denmark, it is known as the ‘Dannebrog’ or ‘Danish cloth’ having been used by the kings of Denmark since the 14th century, but it was certainly in use in the 1370s as the Gelre Armorial by Claes Heinenzoon (or Heynen 1345-1414) shows. This small flag I found in the Tax-Free Shop’s Christmas tree at Copenhagen airport, Kastrup – December 2018.
Next week will it be me that is hosting the challenge … I really hope I will be up for the task.
I welcome you all to join me on this fantasic playground as this challenge is.